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Paramus Police Department
Friday October 11th, 2019 :: 04:45 p.m. EDT


Mosquito Spraying

Bergen County Mosquito Control will be performing two truck-mounted spraying missions between Forest Ave and Farview Ave, and between Midland Ave and Ridgewood Ave.  in an effort to reduce and eliminate mosquitoes in Paramus. The first one will be taking place Saturday October 12th and the second one will take place Tuesday October 15th. These applications will be performed between the hours of 3-6 AM. In the event of rain during those hours, the operation will be postponed.


The spray taking place on Saturday October 12th is a larvicide spray mission. Larviciding specifically targets the larval stages of a mosquito, which will prevent them from evolving into adult, biting mosquitoes. The material that will be used in the larvicide is VectoBac WDG, which was the first bacterial larvicide to complete the World Health Organization Pesticide Evaluation Scheme. VectoBac WDG is environmentally friendly and will cause no harm to people, pets, butterflies, plants/vegetables and bees/insects. They will also include Vectolex WDG. The sprays affect larvae, mosquito larvae and blackfly larvae. They are not known to kill any other aquatic insects. There is no need to keep pets indoors or your windows closed for this operation.


The Spray taking place on Tuesday October 15th is an adulticide spray mission. Adulticide targets active, biting adult mosquitoes. The adulticide material being used is called Scourge.  Please keep your windows closed and your pets indoors during the operation.


Please keep in mind that this operation depends on the weather conditions and it may be postponed due to rain. For more information and possible updates, visit our website at

Paramus Police Department
1 Carlough Dr
Paramus, NJ 07652

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Non-emergencies: 201-262-3400

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